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English definition of “redundant”

redundant

adjective     /rɪˈdʌndənt/
HR having lost your job because your employer no longer needs you: redundant employees / staff / workers
be made redundant HR to lose your job because your employer no longer needs you: She was made redundant from the company after eight years .
not needed or more than is needed : Old copies of a textbook soon become redundant when a new edition comes out.redundant buildings/equipment/properties The levels of revenue generated by the auction sale of redundant properties was very encouraging .
(Definition of redundant adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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